Meet Dusty

There’s a new kid in town here at Happy Acres. And his name is Dusty. We went to the shelter last Friday and picked him out. Isn’t he a handsome young guy?

Dusty up on top of antique wardrobe (click on any image to enlarge)

After we lost first Shel, and then Sidd last year, we knew we would eventually look for another kitty to keep Puddin company. But we decided to wait until after we got back from Hawaii. And finally, Friday was the day!

Dusty on perch

There are always too many animals to choose from at the shelters. After spending some time visiting all the available kitties, we spied Dusty. My wife sat down, and he jumped up in her lap and started rubbing on her. That was all it took!

Dusty on fireplace mantel

Dusty was obviously someone’s pet at one time. He is neutered and front declawed, as well as being quite tame. He has a gentle, loving nature. We think that someone found him wandering around near US 41 on the south side of Evansville. They estimated him to be 2 years old, but we suspect he is a bit younger. He’s a little skinny now, but he should fill out now that he’s on the HA feeding program.

Dusty has lots of toys

Puddin was quite hissy with him for the first two days, but as of this morning they are running around the house like two little banshees, playing and getting to know each other. Puddin always got along great with Sidd and Shel, and we had no doubts she would warm to Dusty once she got to know him.

Dusty and Puddin rub noses

I’m predicting they will have lots of fun in the days and years to come. And since she is now playing the role of ‘older female’, and he’s a younger male, she can raise him up like she wants him! You can bet I’ll be sharing more photos and stories in the future.

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13 Responses to Meet Dusty

  1. Robin says:

    Awwh…Dusty is one handsome fella! I have always found that it usually takes about 3 days for them to get used to each other…unlike humans!

    I’m sure that Dusty will be very happy at HA!

  2. Mike says:

    Dusty is a very lucky cat.:)

  3. John says:

    What a handsome cat! I love that he picked you.

  4. Kaytee says:

    Aw! He’s so cute! Looks like you picked out a very good cat!

  5. fern says:

    Dusty is a handsome boy.

  6. GrafixMuse says:

    It looks like Dusty is very comfortable in his new home. Congratulations on your new family addition.

  7. Marcia B. says:

    Your new cat is so handsome!! He looks really healthy, too. Puddin will just have to adjust to the young male. I’m sure she will boss him around!

  8. Mike Adams says:

    Cats are a wonderful creature.

  9. Aimee says:

    Hooray! I’m so happy to hear that you got another companion for Puddin. Sounds like thing are working out between them. How wonderful that you are able to give a home, love, and a good life to Dusty…I’m sure he’s grateful to be out of that cage at the shelter. He looks healthy and happy, ready to give you all lots of love.

  10. Lisa says:

    Good for you, getting an older shelter cat. Those guys have the odds stacked against them.

    Something must be wrong with my phone because the photo that’s suppose to be a kitty on the mantel shows a bowl of chopped up veggies. Very odd.

  11. Ali says:

    Dusty is gorgeous! Love those faint tiger stripes I see in the pic of him and his toys. Hooray for you 2 rescuing another shelter kitty. I am sure he will meld with the family and give you years of love and purring.

  12. kitsapFG says:

    Dusty is gorgeous and Puddin is pretty darned sweet too. 😀

    Love that you found a good soul and that you gave him a new life and home. Bless you.

  13. Trece says:

    So very glad that Dusty chose you! We recently added a new kitteh to our menagerie; I call her Kitty, after Brenda’s first cat on The Closer. My husband and middle daughter call her Mishka. She appears to be smaller than Dusty but, like him, older than a kitten.
    I hope Dusty, Puddin and the two of you have many more happy years together.

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